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The Old House

Jerome Myers

American Art

Jerome Myers's art is classified as Realism since he focused on the urban poor for his subject matter. Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, he refrained from making obvious political or social statements in his art and instead simply appreciated the visual excitement of New York s teeming streets. Myers wrote, "Curiously enough, my contemplation of these humble lives opened to me the doors of fancy. The factory clothes, the anxious faces disappeared

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES ca. 1908-1915
DIMENSIONS 24 7/8 x 29 15/16 in. (63.2 x 76 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Jerome Myers. / NY 1915"
CREDIT LINE John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Jerome Myers (American, 1867-1940). The Old House, ca. 1908-1915. Oil on canvas, 24 7/8 x 29 15/16 in. (63.2 x 76 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 18.26. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 18.26_transp3352.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 18.26_transp3352.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Jerome Myers
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